Missouri Bar Associations

Missouri Bar Associations - Statewide

  • Missouri Bar, Jefferson City
    326 Monroe Street, Jefferson City 65102, Phone: (314) 635-4128

    Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice, and law. Through educational programs, publications, and more, The Missouri Bar serves as a valuable resource for members—and for the citizens of Missouri.

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Missouri Bar Associations - Local

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis

    Founded in 1874 by some 100 members of the St. Louis bench and bar convened at the Old Courthouse, BAMSL now has over 6,000 members and a vast network of committees and sections. Yet its key purposes have remained constant: To maintain high standards among practitioners of the law; To provide high quality continuing legal and professional education; To be watchful of the fair administration of justice; and To promote social relations among its members.

  • Jackson County Bar Association, Kansas City

    The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is a voluntary bar association comprised primarily of African-American attorneys from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Founded in 1912, JCBA was established at a time when African-American lawyers were not allowed to join the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). The purpose of the JCBA, then and now, is to be a resource for its members; to work to ensure justice and equal opportunity for the African-American community; improve the administration of justice; preserve the independence of the judiciary, improve the economic conditions of all citizens of Missouri; uphold the honor of the legal profession; and protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the State of Missouri.

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), Kansas City

    "The mission of this Association is to serve our members and our community by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.Purpose: 1. To serve the needs of our members. 2. To educate our members in continuing to develop their legal skills 3. To enhance the image of attorneys and judges. 4. To encourage the highest ethical and professional standards of attorneys and judges. 5. To promote diversity in the legal profession and the Association and practice diversity in the Association. 6. To support and improve the justice system, including an independent judiciary. 7. To promote access to the judicial system for all persons. 8. To educate the public regarding issues that affect the legal system."

  • Mound City Bar Association, Mound City

    Mound City Bar Association is the oldest black bar association west of the Mississippi River. It was organized as the St. Louis Negro Bar Association on January 13, 1922, at a time when black lawyers were not allowed to join the all-white St. Louis Bar Association. Our objectives are to advance the professional interests and professional development of its members; promote the administration of justice; uphold the honor of the legal profession; and provide service to the community.

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA), Springfield

    The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association is an organization of 800 member attorneys. The SMBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a staff of two full-time and one part-time employees.

  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Clayton

    The mission of the St. Louis County Bar Association is "To advance by all appropriate methods, the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice, uphold the honor of the profession of law, assist in the continuing legal education of its members and encourage favorable personal relationships among and between the members of the St. Louis County Bar Association and all practicing lawyers in the State of Missouri.”


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